Archbishop Sancroft High School is an 11-16 comprehensive school of just under 400 students, and is the only Voluntary Aided Church of England High School in East Anglia.
Archbishop Sancroft is the neighbourhood High School for students aged between 11 and 16 in an area which includes Harleston, Redenhall, Wortwell, Denton, Alburgh, Pulham Market, Pulham St. Mary, Needham, Rushall, Brockdish, Starston and Thorpe Abbots.
Parents of students who reside outside the catchment area, but who are considering making application for a place in any of the School’s five Year-groups, should, in the first instance, contact the Headteacher. Parents wishing to apply for a place at the school because of its Christian foundation should contact the Headteacher. Several students come to us from nearby parts of Suffolk such as Mendham and Fressingfield, as well as villages on the fringes of our catchment, including Dickleburgh, Scole, Tivetshall, Shelton, Topcroft and Earsham.
Sancroft works in close liaison with the other schools in the Harleston Partnership. Sancroft and Harleston’s other Church School – Harleston Primary School – provide education for children aged 4+ to 16+. Harleston Church of England VA Primary School caters for children from nursery to Year 6 and enjoys close links with Archbishop Sancroft High School. The school also works in close partnership with the schools serving the neighbourhood villages. This ensures continuity and our family of schools offers a secure, happy and successful education to all its pupils. Sancroft’s partners in the neighbouring villages are Pulham Primary School, Brockdish Primary School and Alburgh with Denton Primary School. Through regular meetings of staff, continuity of teaching is ensured and the family of schools offers a secure, happy and successful education.
The schools are positive and caring so that students can learn effectively and be confident and happy- have high expectations of students in order that they may achieve their full potential- offer a broad curriculum where students enjoy learning- recognise the worth of individuals and help them become responsible members of the community
Each year, many former students go on to obtain degrees, or other professional vocational qualifications, or embark upon careers in business and commerce.